Refreshing Summer Cocktail

Dear Friends:

As part of our ongoing efforts to keep in touch with our members during these months of the pandemic, our very own Vice Echanson and Cellar Master Tim Evankovich has put together this brief video introducing us to the secrets of one of his favorite cocktails — a crisp and refreshing, easy-to-make, gin or vodka-based Cucumber Mint Martini.  Cheers!

The Passing of two Members, May 21

Those of you who are not in Naples at this time may not be aware that sadly two members of our Naples Chaine family passed away recently of causes unrelated to the coronavirus.  They are Moira Fennessey’s husband Jim, and Jean Ankner, wife of our member Ray, and mother of Lauren who is married to our member Mark Elwell.


Tim brings invaluable experience to us, having first joined the Chaîne 28 years ago in Guam where he established a new bailliage.  Since then, he has moved many times, now arriving here to take up the post of General Manager of LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort, part of the Noble House Group.

During this Uncertain Time

It has been a while since our last event, the PanAm dinner on March 11.  What a wonderful event that was.  How little did we realize that would be our last event for a while and how our world has changed since!  But I want you all to know that we are still here and we’re busy planning for when we can get together again. 

More Honors for Top Toque

World Certified Master Chef and our Conseiller Culinaire et des Professionnels National Reimund Pitz, is the first person selected by Canada Bailli Délégué David Tetrault (and Président du Comité des Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs) to be on the Culinary Advisory Board to the International Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs Committee of the Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.